NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s statement on the resignation of Joe Cimino

Queen’s Park – “It is with great sadness that I have received Joe Cimino’s resignation as the Member for Sudbury.  I know this is a tough decision, but Joe is doing what’s best for his personal health and well-being of his family.   He’s been a valuable member of our caucus, a local champion for his community, and is a dedicated husband and father to two young daughters.

On behalf of our entire caucus, I want to thank Joe for all his hard work and support, and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.”

Ontario New Democrats leading charge for $15 per day childcare in Ontario

Today, Ontario New Democrats were able to pass a motion calling on Ontario to support a universal plan for $15 per day childcare. The leadership of Ontario New Democrats has ensured that Ontario officially endorsesthe $15 a day child care plan put forward by Tom Mulcair and the federal NDP.

Horwath Earns Resounding Vote of Confidence from Delegates at Convention Ontario NDP Leader Charts a Plan Forward for a Fairer and More Progressive Ontario

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath received a resounding endorsement of 77% from party delegates, increasing on her 2012 result, as she delivered a bold plan for strengthening healthcare, improving childcare and protecting the environment.

“I’m grateful for today’s vote of confidence and the continuing trust of my party as we move forward together in our determination to build a fairer and more progressive Ontario.”

Record turnout for Ontario NDP convention

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she’s excited about this weekend’s provincial convention as party members from across the province come together to map out a path forward for the party.

“This weekend, New Democrats from across Ontario will debate issues, share ideas, talk about the future of our party and chart a way forward to building a better province,” said Horwath.  “Party members play an important role in shaping the direction of the Ontario NDP. This convention will be a launching pad for the next four years as we put forward a vision for a more inclusive and progressive province.”

Statement from Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the Passing of Julie Davis

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath issued the following statement on the passing of Julie Davis:

"New Democrats mourn the passing of our sister Julie Davis. Julie was a passionate believer in social democracy and a legend in the labour movement. She fiercely defended working people across our province and stood as a role model for countless young women and men. Over the course of her long career as an activist, and as a labour leader in CUPE and the OFL, she earned the respect of her friends and colleagues by showing grit, compassion, intelligence and the rare ability to bring people together. We are especially proud of her work as an organizer and as chair of the 1990 election planning committee – an election which the NDP won. We are grateful for her leadership as president of our party. Julie understood that when it comes to politics people must come first. We will miss you Julie."

Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on Remembrance Day

Queen’s Park – On Remembrance Day Canadians wear the poppy to honour all of the brave men and women who have served our country in times of war and in times of peace.